2011-12 (Sophomore Year)
Earned Honorable Mention All-America honors in the 200 butterfly at the NCAA Championships...also swam the 200 & 400 IM at the NCAA Championships...set season-bests in all three events at the NCAA Championships with a 1:56.85 time in the 200 butterfly, a 1:58.13 time in the 200 IM and 4:11.81 time in the 400 IM...advanced to the finals of all three events at the Big Ten Championships...finished 4th in the 200 Fly, 6th in the 200 IM and 7th in the 400 IM...helped the 800 freestyle relay to a seventh place finish at the Big Ten Championships...competed in 200 & 400 IM and 200 butterfly at the USA Olympic Trials...earned Academic All-Big Ten & CSCAA Academic All-America honors...posted the team's top time in 200 butterfly and 400 IM...ranked second on the team in the 200 IM...was third on the squad in the 100 breaststroke...won the 200 butterfly in 2:01.99 in the season opener versus West Virginia (10/22) and 2:00.77 at Auburn (11/4)...claimed the 500 freestyle in 5:03.29 and the 200 butterfly in 2:04.22 in a dual meet at Georgia Tech (11/5)...posted two season-bests and placed among the top five in three events at the Ohio State Invitational (12/2-4) in five swims...swam a season-best 1:50.92 in the 200 freestyle and placed fourth in the 100 breaststroke in a season-best time of 1:02.66 at the Ohio State Invitational...finished third in both the 200 butterfly and 400 IM, swimming 1:58.47 and 4:15.55, respectively, while finishing fourth in the 200 IM in a time of 2:00.14 at the Ohio State Invitational...won the 200 butterfly in 2:00.47 in a tri meet with No. 20 Arkansas and Navy (1/14)...claimed the 200 breaststroke in 2:17.68 versus Villanova (1/27)...won the 200 backstroke in a season-best 2:03.13 in a tri meet with Lehigh and St. Francis (2/4).
2010-11 (Freshman Year)
Competed in 13 events during her Freshman Year... Named Big Ten Freshman of the Year...Participated at the NCAA Championships and Big Ten Championships in the 200-Butterfly, 200-IM, 400-IM, and 800-Freestyle Relay... Posted a season-best time of 1:51.58 in the 200-Freestyle vs. Virginia Tech for a 4th Place finish... Placed 36th at the Georgia Invite in the 200-Freestyle with a time of 1:52.25... Recorded a time of 5:00.37 in the 500-Freestyle at Maryland for a 3rd Place finish... Claimed an 8th Place finish at Virginia/vs. Indiana in the 1000-Freestyle with a time of 10:12.41, 2nd best time on the team for the season... Recorded a time of 1:04.28 in the 100-Breaststroke vs. St. Bonaventure... Finished 2nd Place at Michigan in the 200-Breaststroke with a time of 2:16.21... Took 1st Place in the 100-Butterfly at Michigan, recording a time of 2:16.21... Placed 3rd in the Big Ten in the 200-Butterfly with a time of 1:57.55, 2nd best time on the team... Finished 24th at the NCAA Championships in the 200-Butterfly with a time of 1:57.64... Earned 1st Place finishes in the 200-Butterfly against Michigan and North Carolina with times of 2:00.28 and 2:03.13, respectively... Recorded a season-best time of 1:58.40, 2nd best in Penn State history, in the 200-IM prelims at the Big Ten Championships and finished 8th with a time of 2:00.25... Finished 18th in the nation in the 200-IM, posting a time of 1:58.63... Took 1st Place finishes in the 200-IM at Michigan and Maryland... Finished 21st at the NCAA Championships with a time of 4:11.34, good for 3rd best all-time in Penn State history... Claimed 4th at the Big Ten Championships in the 400-IM after posting a time of 4:12.81... Helped the 200-Freestyle Relay team to finish 9th at the Georgia Invite with a time of 1:36.29... Also helped the 400-Freestyle Relay team to a time of 3:28.97 and a 14th place finish at the Georgia Invite... Combined with Amy Modglin, Erin Thomas, and Alexandra Young to finish 6th in the Big Ten and 17th in the Nation in the 800-Freestyle Relay with times of 7:12.74 and 7:20.26, respectively... Set a Penn State record in the Big Ten Championships in the 800-Freestyle Relay...Competed on the 400-Medley Relay team at the Georgia Invite, posting a time of 3:46.37 for an 11th Place finish.
Three-time letterwinner at Cathedral Catholic under coach Jeff Owen ... Squad won two CIF Championships for Division II ... Five-time CIF Individual Champion ... Owns two school records and CIF DII marks ... Earned MVP honors as a sophomore and junior ... Named Rookie of the Year as a freshman ... Served as team captain of the varsity squad as a junior ... Named Pepsi Athlete of the Year ... Also a member of the club team Pacific Swim under coach Dan Peck ... Was Swimmer of the Year for three years while owning over 30 team records ... Competed at LC Juniors for three years, making numerous B and C finals.
Full name is Chelsea Renee Weedman...born in San Diego, Calif. on July 9, 1992...daughter of Paul and Emily Weedman...has one brother, Jacob, and one sister, Ashley.
On Choosing Penn State
"I chose Penn State because of how much it has to offer, in terms of academics as well as athletics. I couldn't have felt any more welcome when I visited the school."